State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler announced Thursday that Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined for the ninth consecutive month in April to 8.9 percent, the first time in more than three years the rate has dropped below nine percent.
The rate fell one-tenth of a percentage point from 9.0 percent in March. The jobless rate was 9.8 percent in April a year ago.
“We now have the lowest unemployment rate, the fewest unemployed workers, and the most jobs in Georgia in more than three years,” said Butler in a news release. “Our job market continues to improve at a modest and steady rate.”
Jenn Thomas, Execuative Director of the Buckhead Business Association, sees a representation of the business community at large at their weekly breakfast event every Thursday morning. She notes seeing the positive trend occurring in Buckhead.
“We are happy to see that fewer